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Supervisor, Housing Maintenance and Capital Planning

From CivicInfo BC - March 23, 2017

Supervisor, Housing Maintenance & Capital Planning

(Full-Time Regular)

DUTIES:
Manages the asset management, maintenance and capital planning function for the Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation (MVHC) and is responsible for projects and strategies to maintain, replace and upgrade MVHC assets.

Contributes to preparing and managing the annual budget and monitors and controls spending ensuring the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds. Monitors work activities for cost savings; coordinates work to mitigate conflicts; and implements strategies and systems to effectively use resources. Works closely with the Director and Division Manager to determine overall priorities and establish work plans; contributes to short and long term planning; and allocates resources and funding accordingly.

Manages projects to maintain, replace and upgrade building envelopes and roofs, municipal and other utility connections, heating, ventilation, plumbing and sanitary and storm drainage, fire protection and security systems, elevators, landscaping, interior and exterior painting, appliances, back-up power and other maintenance items as required.

Works collaboratively to ensure maintenance requests are effectively prioritized and resources utilized in the best interests of the MVHC. Works with Area Operations to ensure staff are provided with updates and informed as appropriate if requests are determined not a priority for immediate action.

Manages service agreements and contracts for maintenance services. With input from Area Operations, works with the Director and purchasing to develop Requests for Proposals and evaluate submissions. Makes recommendations for awarding contracts and manages a high volume of small maintenance projects such as mold assessments and minor structural repairs. Oversees the dispatching of purchase and work orders; and works with the Division Manager to ensure appropriate prioritization of requests and communication to the field.

Contributes to developing systems and processes for the continual assessment of MVHC infrastructure. Ensures the overall condition of assets is appropriately accounted for and identifies and prioritizes maintenance items. Works to ensure buildings are maintained in good repair on an ongoing basis and contributes to decisions regarding the frequency and type of inspections and preventative maintenance priorities. Works as part of a team to develop and implement diverse initiatives to improve the departments performance and mitigate potential risks.

Performs a lead role in the development and ongoing management and maintenance of an Asset Management Strategy for the function. Works collaboratively to ensure the strategy is aligned with industry best practices and optimally suited to the unique operating environment.

Hires, supervises, directs and develops staff, monitoring performance towards division, department, and corporate objectives. Ensures staff adhere to corporate workplace conduct policies and consults the Director on complex matters related to the work or human resources management challenges. Leads, coaches, and develops staff recognizing the importance of training. Ensures safe work procedures are integrated in the work routines of staff and addresses any issues as they occur.

Keeps current with relevant maintenance and project management methodologies related to multi-family residential infrastructure. Ensures work is performed in accordance with current best practices. Provides input and suggestions for divisional strategic planning, decision making and initiatives; writes and reviews reports; and presents and defends recommendations to staff, the public and elected officials.

Performs other related duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor of Applied Science degree in civil engineering or other relevant discipline. 5 years of recent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Membership or eligibility for immediate membership as a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC).

Sound technical knowledge and understanding of relevant engineering, maintenance and project management practices and principles. Demonstrated ability to interpret, apply and advise others on relevant engineering and related guidelines such as technical manuals, codes, regulations, contracting policies and corporate and board policies. Sound contract interpretation and administration skills.

Sound knowledge and understanding related to managing maintenance requirements and maintenance planning for a large and diverse housing portfolio. Ability to provide direction, create processes and make recommendations suited to business needs.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills related to the effective organization and timing of project. Considers diverse and sometimes competing factors such as the criticality of the work at hand, the comfort and convenience of tenants, time of year and availability of preferred contractors.

Ability to manage and monitor budgets ensuring the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds. Ability to estimate and monitor costs and manage contracts. Ability to identify cost saving opportunities and coordinate work with various external parties to mitigate conflicting work and delays.

Demonstrated supervisory skills including the ability to consistently apply and explain corporate policies and collective agreements. Provides constructive and motivating feedback to staff. Demonstrated ability to organize, direct and supervise the work of staff.

Sound knowledge of the occupational hazards, safety precautions and regulations relevant to the maintenance and repair of MVHCs assets. Ability to apply safety policies and procedures and effectively advise others on safety protocols.

Ability to use judgment to resolve complex problems with considerable impacts requiring urgent remedy. Acts as a resource to staff for advice and guidance on potential approaches and problem situations. Demonstrates persistence in overcoming obstacles.

Sound written and oral communication skills. Ability to provide clear instructions and tactfully respond to inquiries and complaints; write memos; prepare business cases; and report on activities.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts. Proven ability to work cooperatively with others; ability to deal with disagreements and prevent the escalation of conflict.

Proficiency using Microsoft office programs including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Valid BC Class 5 Drivers License.

Please follow this link http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/careers/ to our Careers page where you can submit your application by April 6, 2017.

While we greatly appreciate all the replies we receive, regretfully only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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